The continuous socio-political instability and the consequences of the climatic changes represent a big problem for Guatemala’s level of development. In fact, the country results to be one of the most exposed  countries to disasters caused by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and long periods of drought.

Therefore, since 1973, COOPI has been intervening to assist the most exposed communities, but most of all, to mitigate the consequences of the climatic changes. COOPI has been reinforcing local abilities in risk management through the following activities: sensitization and training activities; simulation exercises; working out response plans in case of emergency; support local authorities; participation and incidence of civil society; use of geographic information systems for risk management. Everything is implemented through a multi-risk approach that considers above all the necessities of the most vulnerable groups of the population (women, children, disabled and elderly people).

Moreover, Guatemala’s malnutrition index is among the highest in the world and agricultural production depends strongly on atmospheric conditions; therefore, we have implemented interventions regarding formation and training programs, as well as the distribution of food, seeds and utensils to contribute to a diversified type of diet.  This will help to minimize the risk of depending on the few, fragile alimentary resources and help to reinforce alimentary security among the most vulnerable families.

*Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet.

The situation in Guatemala

The results of COOPI

Illiteracy rate
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Rate of the population living below the poverty line

International staff
Local staff

News from the field


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